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  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

A guy walks into a bar.From here, the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humour and intelligence and leave you deeply moved. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy. The common thread? Sedaris masterfully turns each episode into a love story: how it feels to be in a relationship where one loves and is loved over many years, what it means to be part of a family, and how it's possible, through all of life's absurdities, to accept oneself. With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why he has been called 'A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag' (Observer).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • funny and often disturbing

  • By Marcus on 17-07-13

Not his best but still very enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-13

If you could sum up Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls in three words, what would they be?

Wonderfully gently amusing

Who was your favorite character and why?

David as I find him easy to relate to

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of them

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No as I use audio books to fight insomnia

Any additional comments?

He has a lovely soothing relaxing voice..wonderful to get to sleep to until the chapter changes and its a louder live reading or the music in between chapters wakes you up...but it was not designed as an insomnia aid so I have forgiven him lol :-)

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